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Jan

Road bike shoes may actually be considered an extension to a bike rather than apparel. These shoes have a firm fit and a rigid sole construction, guaranteeing an excellent power transfer, maximum efficiency and an outstanding performance whilst cycling. When looking for road bike shoes, the most expensive pairs aren’t necessarily the best. Plus, maybe […]

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If you enjoy spending lots of time outdoors, then you need to be optimally protected against the elements. Whether you opt for a waterproof hardshell jacket, an insulating down or synthetic jacket or a softshell jacket that can protect you against the wind will entirely depend on where and how you’ll use it. While functional […]

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Florian K.

Sport climbing and bolts. These days, they belong together like bouldering and low-cut trousers. Perhaps the reassuringly shiny silver metal found on crags has already helped you achieve undreamt-of performances. Or maybe you’ve cursed because you haven’t been able to sport a bolt. Set correctly, bolts significantly increase safety whilst rock climbing. But what is […]

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Tom

Bivouacking entails sleeping outside without a shelter. In other words, sleeping directly under the stars. For some, the thought of sleeping outside and potentially having creatures crawl over them whilst sleeping sounds like a nightmare, for others, bivouacking represents complete freedom. Here’s a list of what you’ll need for your bivouacking trip: Clothes Sport shirts […]

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Tom

Going on a road cycling tour is incredible because you can cover long distances in a single day that you would otherwise only reach by train or car. Of course, if you want to be fast, you’ll need to keep the weight of your gear to a minimum, but you can’t forget to bring some […]

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Tom

With a mountain bike, you can head out on almost any terrain. Whether you want to explore gravel paths, take off into the mountains, or head deep into the forest on wooded tracks, off-road bikes can take you anywhere. The following packing list is designed for tour-oriented mountain biking, it is not a packing list […]

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Tom

A day hike is any walking tour where you don’t take all your gear with you, but instead come back to your starting point in the evening. It’s important that you take the equipment you need for one day (without an overnight stay) with you. Clothing Sport shirt (short-sleeve) Walking socks Walking boots Walking trousers […]

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How can we as people, as customers and consumers reduce the production of emissions, waste and wastewater? How can we conserve resources and minimise the pollution and destruction of our environment? The answers to these questions are diverse, sometimes very complex and interconnected: Expansion of regenerative energy production, efficient filter technologies, intelligent traffic concepts and […]

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Jörn

Everything is covered by low-hanging clouds, it’s raining cats and dogs and I’m really starting to wonder what I am doing here. Oh, right. I’m hiking. Why in the pouring rain, you ask? Well, I’ve got some clothes that I’m dying to try out… They’re from Páramo, a British brand that is still relatively unknown […]

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Scandinavia and the outdoors – a match made in heaven. Rodane, Hurrungane, Sarek and Kebnekaise are all music to the ears of outdoor enthusiasts. Scandinavia is home to just about as many outdoor enthusiasts as it has great destinations. Ok, I’m exaggerating, but the message remains the same: Being outdoors is the Scandinavian way of […]

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Wiebke

We see it much too often: Climbers putting on their climbing shoes with pain written all over their faces, only to take them off as soon as humanly possible with a huge sigh of relief. Or what about those poor souls who run to the wall on their heels so that they don’t put too […]

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I belong to the Sneaker generation. “Sneakers”, as my mom still says, are in my opinion not only for sport and have been for a long time. And when my colleague Jörn asked me if I would like to test the brand new adidas Terrex Free Hiker, I was naturally hooked. But I was also […]
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